June 2016 in Sport

Events in Sport


Sport awardTennis Open

Jun 4 115th Women's French Open: Garbiñe Muguruza beats Serena Williams (7-5, 6-4) to claim her 1st grand slam title

Tennis Player Serena Williams
Tennis Player
Serena Williams

Sport awardTennis Open

Jun 5 115th Men's French Open: Novak Đoković beats Andy Murray (3-6, 6-1, 6-2, 6-4) to win his first French title

Tennis Champion Novak Đoković
Tennis Champion
Novak Đoković
Tennis Champion Andy Murray
Tennis Champion
Andy Murray
  • Jun 11 148th Belmont Stakes: Irad Ortiz Jr. aboard Creator wins in 2:28:51

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jun 12 Cristiano Ronaldo becomes 1st footballer to top Forbes' Highest-Paid Athletes List, earning $88 million

Football Star Cristiano Ronaldo
Football Star
Cristiano Ronaldo
  • Jun 12 Stanley Cup: Pittsburgh Penguins defeat San Jose Sharks 4-2 in San Jose
  • Jun 19 116th US Golf Open: Dustin Johnson wins with a one-under-par 69 by three shots, controversially penalised 1 stroke at Oakmont, Pennsylvania
  • Jun 19 NBA Finals: Cleveland Cavaliers win their first title defeating Golden State Warriors 4–3 - 1st team to overcome 3–1 deficit
  • Jun 22 NHL owners meeting unanimously approves the Las Vegas expansion bid to start play in the 2017-18 season.

Weddings in Sport


HeartWedding of Interest

Jun 13 Olympic gold medalist Michael Phelps (30) weds former Miss California USA Nicole Johnson (30) in Paradise Valley, Arizona


Deaths in Sport


Person of interestMuhammad Ali

Jun 3 Muhammad Ali [Cassius Clay], American boxer (world heavyweight champion 1964-7 74-8), dies of respiratory illness at 74

Heavyweight Boxing Champion Muhammad Ali
Heavyweight Boxing Champion
Muhammad Ali
  • Jun 6 Viktor Korchnoi, Russian-born chess grandmaster, dies at 85

Person of interestGordie Howe

Jun 10 Gordie Howe, Canadian NHL right wing (Detroit Redwings), dies at 88

Ice Hockey Legend Gordie Howe
Ice Hockey Legend
Gordie Howe
  • Jun 11 Donald Carr, English cricketer and MCC official, dies at 89
  • Jun 20 Frank Chapot, American equestrian (Olympic silver 1960, 1972) dies at 84
  • Jun 25 Jim Hickman, American baseball player (Mets, Dodgers, Cubs), dies at 79
  • Jun 28 Pat Summitt, American basketball coach (University of Tennessee), dies at 61
  • Jun 28 Buddy Ryan, American NFL coach (Philadelphia Eagles, Phoenix Cardinals), dies at 85